Symposium | Georgian Group, Wren 300

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 11, 2023

The Georgian Group logo next to a portrait of Christopher Wren seated on a red chair with a plan of St Paul's Cathedral unrolled on the table at the left edge of the painting.

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Portrait of Sir Christopher Wren, 1711, oil on canvas, 49 × 40 inches
(London: NPG).

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From The Georgian Group:

Wren 300: Georgian Group Symposium
Trinity College, Oxford, 15 April 2023

The Georgian Group’s 2023 Symposium, led by Geoffrey Tyack of Oxford University, will form a central focus of the Wren 300 Festival. Wren’s late work from 1690 to 1723, his subsequent reputation, and design legacy will be considered by leading scholars. Public tickets (£70) include a buffet lunch and drinks reception. A limited number of student tickets (£35) are available here. Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking. If tickets have sold out for this event, please email members@georgiangroup.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.


10.15  Registration

10.45  Session 1
• Geoffrey Tyack — Introduction / Wren’s Work in Oxford
• Rory Coonan — Wren before Architecture
• Jennifer Mitchell — Tom Tower
• Mark Kirby — The Furnishing of Wren’s Churches

12.45  Lunch

1.45  Session 2
• Anya Lucas — Greenwich
• Elizabeth Dean and Matthew Walker — Wren and Hawksmoor
• Will Aslet — Wren and Gibbs

4.00  Session 3
• Charles Hind — Wren’s Sale Catalogues
• David McKinstry — Wren’s 19th-Century Reputation
• Geoffrey Tyack — Destruction and Rebuilding: Wren’s Churches after 1945

5.45  Drinks Reception, The Garden Room, Trinity

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